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Jonathan White is Professor of Politics. He joined LSE as Lecturer in September 2008. Previous to this he was at the Humboldt University in Berlin as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow. He gained his doctorate at the European University Institute (EUI) in Florence, and has been a visiting scholar at the Institute of Advanced Studies (Wissenschaftskolleg) in Berlin, Harvard's Kennedy School of Government, Sciences Po in Paris, the Australian National University, and University College London. Prior to his PhD he was a research fellow at the Czech Institute of International Relations in Prague, and a lecturer at universities in the Czech Republic and Albania. He holds masters degrees from the EUI and the University of Cambridge, and a first-class BA from the University of Oxford. His work has appeared in American Political Science Review, Journal of Politics, Political Studies, Modern Law Review, Political Theory, Journal of Common Market Studies, the British Journal of Political Science, the British Journal of Sociology and Boston Review.

His paper ‘The Ethics of Political Alliance’ was awarded the 2017 British Academy Brian Barry Prize for excellence in political science. His paper ‘Emergency Europe’ was awarded the 2015 Harrison Prize for the best paper published in Political Studies.


  • –present
    Associate Professor (Reader) of European Politics, London School of Economics and Political Science